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26th Mar '17 11:40:02 AM TheNicestGuy
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* This is arguably the central [[AnAesop Aesop]] of ''Series/SamuraiGourmet'', but since the protagonist is a mild-mannered, sixty-year-old Japanese man, it plays rather differently than usual. His social dilemmas and samurai fantasies teach him to be ''less'' [[JapanesePoliteness restrained]] and more like the CoolOldGuy in his heart.
23rd Mar '17 4:02:37 PM josh6243
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* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'': This is what Amuro tries to tell Full Frontal that he shouldn't act like he's Char but be his own person.
19th Mar '17 3:50:39 AM anza_sb
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* This is the central theme of Music/{{Sting}}'s song "Englishman in New York", about a man who tries to be who he is despite being a stranger in the crowd.
--> It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile,\\
Be yourself, no matter what they say



--> "You can't make the world like you, [[spoiler:Panpipe]]. All you can do is be true to your heart. And then, [[ParodiedTrope some people still won't like you]]! '''Ever!'''"

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--> "You can't make the world like you, [[spoiler:Panpipe]]. All you can do is be true to your heart. And then, [[ParodiedTrope some people still won't like you]]! '''Ever!'''"'''Ever!''' ...But if you like yourself, it's really not so bad."
19th Mar '17 3:42:09 AM anza_sb
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* Nautilus from ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'' gives some helpful advice.
--> "You can't make the world like you, [[spoiler:Panpipe]]. All you can do is be true to your heart. And then, [[ParodiedTrope some people still won't like you]]! '''Ever!'''"
9th Mar '17 5:48:32 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary'': The lesson that Dr. Havoc teaches Crystal Mynxx in Episode 8. Unfortunately, [[GoneHorriblyRight that lesson ends up working a little TOO well...]]
13th Feb '17 2:33:33 PM frogpatrol
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Be Yourself is a popular trope, especially in shows aimed at children. One character tries to persuade another character to change their image and not be a loser, geek, etc. After the change goes amiss, FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome almost always ensues, and AnAesop is delivered about how it is better to be true to one's own nature. Usually, that means being [[BeautyIsBad physically unattractive]], [[ThisLoserIsYou uncool]] and a [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption complete and utter failure]] as well as having [[NoSocialSkills poor social skills]].

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Be Yourself '''Be Yourself''' is a popular trope, especially in shows aimed at children. One character tries to persuade another character to change their image and not be a loser, geek, etc. After the change goes amiss, FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome almost always ensues, and AnAesop is delivered about how it is better to be true to one's own nature. Usually, that means being [[BeautyIsBad physically unattractive]], [[ThisLoserIsYou uncool]] and a [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption complete and utter failure]] as well as having [[NoSocialSkills poor social skills]].
9th Jan '17 8:18:42 PM JMQwilleran
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* "All You Need Is Love" from Music/TheBeatles tells us that "''Nothing you can do, but you can learn how to be you in time / It's easy!''"
9th Jan '17 6:51:23 PM JMQwilleran
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* This is a common aesop on ''WesternAnimation/BeatBugs''. Because, as noted by the show's [[RealSongThemeTune adoptive theme tune]], "All You Need Is Love," "''Nothing you can do, but you can learn how to be you in time / It's easy!''"
26th Dec '16 2:45:59 PM JMQwilleran
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* This is the [[AnAesop aesop]] of "You Are Special / Daniel is Special" from ''WesternAnimation/DanielTigersNeighborhood''. For example, O wants to do a magic trick because he thinks it'll make him special like Prince Wednesday, even though he doesn't really know how to do magic. Teacher Harriet tells him he doesn't have to do a magic trick to be special.
-->'''Teacher Harriet''': ''I like you / I like you / Just the way you are.''
18th Dec '16 6:41:05 PM ChesterPolarbear
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* Averted in the Mandalay Bay commercials. Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas isn't the place to be yourself as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-1XfhMfqrk Mitchell Bernstien C.P.A]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf4vG1cvIuw Suzanna Jones, a 5th grade teacher and mother of 3]] demonstrate.

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* Averted in the Mandalay Bay commercials. Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas isn't the place to be yourself as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-1XfhMfqrk murexfilms.com/videoplayer.php?section=commercials&id=be-yourself-at-home&name=Be+Yourself+At+Home Mitchell Bernstien C.P.A]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf4vG1cvIuw [[http://adland.tv/commercials/mandalay-bay-suzanna-jones-2005-030-usa Suzanna Jones, a 5th grade teacher and mother of 3]] demonstrate.
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